Pa. Sen. Seeks To Revise Polling Place Access Law

By Linda Chiem (June 6, 2013, 5:36 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania state lawmaker said Wednesday she will introduce legislation amending a state law barring media and anyone not voting from being within 10 feet of polling places, days after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's challenge to the law.

State Sen. Judith Schwank, D-Berks County, said she plans to introduce a bill that would permit credentialed media to enter and remain in a polling place in a manner that does not disrupt the voting process, saying there's a need for the media to be allowed to effectively observe and report on Pennsylvania elections.

"I believe properly...

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